Motivation can be hard to find.
In my personal training business, as well as my life coaching business, this topic comes up a lot. “I need motivation, can you help me get motivated? How are you going to motivate me Laura? I’m not motivated, etc, etc, etc.”
Well, here’s the thing, you already HAVE it …
but it’s to do the things you WANT to do. You DON’T have the motivation to do the things you don’t want to do. It’s really that simple. Your WHY is bigger for some things and your WHY NOT is bigger for other things. Bottom line, end of story.
If you need someone ELSE to motivate you? Well, that’s not real motivation; you’re not motivated and it’s not going to last. Real motivation comes from within, it is intrinsic. It’s an attitude, a way of being, it is not a feeling.Motivation you already HAVE it … but it’s to do the things you WANT to do. You DON’T have the motivation to do the things you don’t want to do. It’s really that simple. Click To Tweet
I’m not motivated to workout … hence , I don’t work out.
As I’ve seen said, looking for motivation for something you don’t even want to do…….. well … you’re not going to find it anywhere else but inside yourself. True Story.
If quitting smoking or losing weight are your goals, do you know why you want it? If you can’t answer that question right away, right here and right now, you are disconnected from your most powerful motivation source—YOU. Your WHY, or the reason for you wanting to achieve a goal, is your own motivation because it connects you to what gets you going the most. And it isn’t a one size fits all thing. What motivates someone else might not make a whole lot of difference to you. The key to figuring out your why is to just ask yourself Why is it important to me? If your WHY motivates you toward weight loss, or quitting smoking, or whatever your goal is, go with it.
So………….what does this mean?
First you need to realize and ACCEPT that it’s just not something you want to do, well, at least right now. If you can’t find the motivation to eat well, clean your house, find a new job, do your meal prep for the week, go to the gym, etc……… Well, let’s get real here – it’s because YOU DON’T WANT TO. No one else to blame here.
Take for example a life-long smoker. Their WHY to continue is bigger than their WHY NOT. If they really wanted to. I mean really wanted to. They would. Nothing would stop them. But they don’t because they don’t have a strong enough WHY NOT to do it. But when lung cancer arrives? Suddenly their WHY to quit stomps their WHY NOT. That motivation didn’t come from anyone else; it came from within when their WHY NOT finally outweighed their WHY TO.
So at the end of the day……………YOU need to take responsibility for your motivation.
Now you understand motivation. It is time to achieve your goals! See here 10 steps to help achieve them!!!
Take your new found understanding of why and read The Weight Loss Mindset-6 Ways To get It Right
Tell me……………..How big is YOUR “why”?
Loving life one day at a time!